Balancing work and family on the farm is an on-going process. It involves an intentional holistic approach to the many roles farm families perform managing the overload of busy seasons.
Research by Dr. Nikki Gerrard of Saskatchewan, who spent 12 years looking at resiliency in farm families, found that the keys to bouncing back…balanced living…are communication, connection, and a deep sense of community. My studies at the Hudson Institute framed balance as “hold on, let go, take on, and move on.” ...





Protecting your business protects your livelihood and contracts can help do that.  The following information guide can help make sure your contract is complete and valid.  Remember that contracts set expectations and boundaries for both parties transacting business...








Many next generation farmers that I coach are sick of complaining and want this year to be the year they finally gain some equity.
Farmers love carrots don’t you know? They dangle the proverbial carrot for years in front of the next generation, so to keep the young folks guessing when they will become part-owners, and have their dreams turn into reality...



 




There are many great business reasons to do a budget. From tracking spending to facilitating discussion. If we think of a budget as a road map, we know that real-life driving has unforeseen conditions not on the map. For example, there may be road construction, an accident, or even inclement weather. In such a case, you have to find another way to go. The same can be said for a budget. The estimates and calculations are based on assumptions made at the time the budget is created. These can change, and accordingly, you’d need to make new plans for the budget...




Net Earnings of $13.145 Million, Capital Remains Strong
2018 Patronage Payments to Customers Total $7.949 Million

Williston, Vermont (March 8, 2019) Yankee Farm Credit, a farmer-owned credit cooperative serving Vermont and parts of New York and New Hampshire, today announced full-year financial results for 2018. Full-year earnings were up from the previous year, and net interest income increased over the prior year while loan quality remained at acceptable levels...

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